Zechariah and the Shepherd of Israel (5)

Woe to the Idol Shepherd

Throughout the Scriptures the justice of Yahweh is presented in a poetic fashion: “as man soweth, that shall he also reap,” and perhaps there is no more useful way for Yahweh to teach man about … Read more “Zechariah and the Shepherd of Israel (5)”

A Royal Priesthood

We are all familiar with the promise that God made to Abraham in Genesis 12:2, “I will make of thee a great nation.” In Genesis 18:18, God further expressed the surety of that promise when He said, “Abraham shall surely … Read more “A Royal Priesthood”

The Truth As It Is in Jesus

What think ye of Jesus Christ? Who do ye say that Jesus is? All Christadelphians would agree that developing the mind of Christ is essential: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5). We … Read more “The Truth As It Is in Jesus”

Nebuchadnezzar: The Colossus of Babylon (Part 1)

634BC Born 0 yrs
605BC Defeats Pharaoh at CarchemishAscends throne of BabylonBesieges Jerusalem first timeJehoiakim becomes his ‘puppet king’Daniel taken captive 29
604BC Dream of image in Daniel 2 30
603BC? Image of gold in Daniel
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Zechariah and the Shepherd of Israel (3)

In describing the tranquil and unobtrusive manner in which the Lord Jesus Christ would go about his ministry, Isaiah foretold “he shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed … Read more “Zechariah and the Shepherd of Israel (3)”

Jonah –The Enigmatic Prophet (2)

The great storm

Little is revealed about Jonah in Scripture outside the book that bears his name and the historical accounts and inferences meagrely scattered throughout the record. Jonah means ‘a dove’ and his father, Amittai, means ‘truth.’ He is … Read more “Jonah –The Enigmatic Prophet (2)”

PBPWMGINFWMY

Be patient with the faults of others; they may have to be patient with yours. Make your words sweet for you may have to eat them.

When we look back and remember how many dumb things we have said and … Read more “PBPWMGINFWMY”

Yatir Forest: Turning the Negev Green1

Yatir Forest was established in 1966 as a project using trees to roll back the desert. The largest forest in Israel, Yatir Forest was created by Yosef Weitz, who believed that planting trees would completely change the arid landscape of … Read more “Yatir Forest: Turning the Negev Green1”

Miletus

Miletus, pronounced Milly-tos in Greek, is thought to have been inhabited from very ancient times. It was originally located on the tip of a peninsular on the western shore of Turkey overlooking a bay with good harbours. Over many years, … Read more “Miletus”

General Fellowship Questions and Answers

  1. I have heard it said that once a believer is baptised into Christ, they are always in Christ and since one cannot be ‘un-baptised’ they can never be out of fellowship with God. Is this correct?

Baptism is a public … Read more “General Fellowship Questions and Answers”

Seek ye First

Taste and See

We should look to God to be our constant aid in time of trouble. Consider the testimony of the Psalms:

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. … Read more “Seek ye First”

The Abraham Accords

Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, once said, “In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.” An incredible statement but one which has been proven true over and over again. And so too in 2020, … Read more “The Abraham Accords”

What’s stopping Putin from expanding further?

This is the title of an op-ed article written by Michael Bociurkiw who is a global affairs analyst and a former spokesman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He wrote this:

“With mass protests erupting in Belarus … Read more “What’s stopping Putin from expanding further?”

Helps with the Daily Readings in November and December

Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther and Job

  • The Exiles Return by Michael Ashton
  • Nehemiah: Let Us Rise Up and Build by Ron Abel
  • Of Hearts and Minds by Dennis Gillett includes a chapter on “Ezra the Scribe – a Temple Builder”
  • Prayer:
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Lessons from the Land of Egypt (2)

Serpent

The serpent features in Genesis 3 as the animal that first challenged God’s truth by telling the woman “thou shalt not surely die.”

The serpent symbol features prominently in Egyptian mythology. It depicts Apep, the ancient Egyptian deity who … Read more “Lessons from the Land of Egypt (2)”

Revelation 3:14-21 – Laodicea

Background

  • Laodicea was situated in the Lycos Valley in the province of Phrygia and was founded by Antiochus II (261–246BC) of Syria, who named it for his wife Laodike, and who populated it with Syrians and Jews who were transplanted
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Fish with Nose Turbines

In December 2016, Current Biology published an article about some amazing discoveries they made after studying the noses of zebrafish!

They wrote: “Our data showed for the first time how the motile cilia decorating the nose pit act as a … Read more “Fish with Nose Turbines”

The Divine Pattern of Parenting

We are well aware of the principle that God is our Father, but from Scripture we can gain insight into the template for transition of responsibility as we bring up our children. When your children are younger, we are like

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The Wolf

There are two types of wolves in Israel today. There is the smaller Arabian wolf living in the Negev and the larger Asian wolf living in the Golan. They were once widespread, but many were eradicated by means of heavy

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